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2013 Tour Dates

Beyond Reasonable Drought will be on display in Melbourne, Nathalia and Mildura during 2013

Melbourne

15 February–4 March
101 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
9am-5pm Monday-Sunday
Free entry

Join Rodney Dekker at the travelling exhibition Beyond Reasonable Drought as he gives an illustrated presentation of the genesis of the MAPgroup and its approach to documentary photography, photojournalism and the role of photographers in democracy.

Session 1: 12.30pm 23 February
Session 2: 12.30pm 23 February
Duration: 45 minutes (perfect for a lunch time break from your desk!)
Venue: 101 Collins Street (Meet at Collins St entry reception counter)
No booking required, free event

Rodney Dekker is a photographer and filmmaker best known for documenting communities impacted by climate change in Australia, Bangladesh, Tuvalu and Kiribati. His images have appeared in The Toronto Star, The Washington Times, Asian Geographic, South China Morning Post and the Sydney Morning Herald as well in book and online video publications. Dekker has been a finalist of Reportage, United Nations Media Peace Awards, Australia's Top Photographers and the Moran Photographic Prize. His photos are held in the National Library of Australia and in the state libraries of Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. He holds a Masters degree in Environmental Analysis and International Development and is a member of MAPgroup.

As part of the Beyond Reasonable Drought Victoria tour, photographer Rodney Dekker was invited to document communities post-drought. Basing his response on the Bureau of Meteorology's assessment that the heat wave in January 2013 was a climatic response to 'a background warming trend', Rodney photographed Victorians experiencing and responding to fire during the 'unprecedented' weather conditions. Rodney's photographs will be displayed here from March 2013.

Nathalia

9 March–31 March
The G.R.A.I.N. Store
24 Blake Street, Nathalia, Victoria
11am-4pm Thursday-Saturday
Free after entry

Join a Masterclass

Be part of Beyond Reasonable Drought. Photographer Dale Mann will run a practical Masterclass in community photography. Photographs taken by participants may be included on the exhibition website. Dale has been a freelance photojournalist since 1984. He has photographed for Time Magazine, Life, National Times, The Bulletin, The Age, National Australia Bank, Toyota, Wool Board, Telstra, Oxford University Press, Macmillan, Text Media and many others.

Dale is also one of the original members of MAP Group, having participated in shooting the communities of Ararat, St Arnauld, Ballarat (twice), Hay, and also photographed with MAP Group Laneways, Beyond Reasonable Drought and Beyond Age. His main area of interest is documentary photography of rural communities.

The G.R.A.I.N. Store
24 Blake Street, Nathalia, Victoria
9am - 11.30 am, Saturday 16 March
cost: $30.00
All proceeds will be donated to the Community Emergency Response Team

For more details, email The G.R.A.I.N. Store or contact by telephone on 0403 75 6571.

More images of Nathalia in Beyond Reasonable Drought

Nathalia recorded the driest conditions in Australia during the drought that ended in 2010. Going from one extreme to another, the town was flooded in 2012. As part of Beyond Reasonable Drought's visit to Nathalia, Dale Mann was invited to photograph people to show how they have responded to drought and flood. Dale's photographs will be displayed here from May 2013.

Mildura

6 May–28 June
Mildura Arts Centre
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura, Victoria
10am-5pm Monday-Sunday
Free entry

As part of the exhibition, photographer Dale Mann will run a practical Masterclass in community photography. Photographs taken by participants may be included on the exhibition website.

Booking will be required but the time, date and cost of the Dale Mann Masterclass are yet to be confirmed; for more details, contact the Mildura Arts Centre.

As part of Beyond Reasonable Drought's visit to Mildura, photographer Dale Mann was invited to photograph people in the community to show how they have responded to the cycle of drought. Dale's photographs will be displayed here from June 2013.